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NCAA: Louisville Cardinals QB Teddy Bridgewater to Enter 2014 NFL Draft
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NCAA: Louisville Cardinals QB Teddy Bridgewater to Enter 2014 NFL Draft

Jan 1 2014, 8:05pm CST | by

Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2014 NFL draft.

Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is entering the 2014 NFL draft.  This was what Bridgwater told the Cardinals' official athletics website on New Year's Day 2014:  "After discussing...

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NCAA: Louisville Cardinals QB Teddy Bridgewater to Enter 2014 NFL Draft

Jan 1 2014, 8:05pm CST | by

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Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2014 NFL draft.

Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is entering the 2014 NFL draft. 

This was what Bridgwater told the Cardinals' official athletics website on New Year's Day 2014: 

"After discussing all options with my famiily and the coaching staff, I have decided to forgo my senior season and declare for the NFL draft. This was an extremely difficult decision for me. I can't express how much my time at Louisville has meant to me. 

"These past three days have allowed me to mature as a person and leave the university as a better person and with a degree in hand, which was one of my goals. I will cherish every moment on the field and off the field, and every bond that I built. 

"I will forever represent the university with the utmost pride and respect. I want to extend a special thank you to my teammates, Tom Jurich, all the academic staff and professors, the coaching staff, support staff, students and the Cardinals' fan base." 

Bridgwater also said he barely knew the University of Louisville when he decided to commit to its football program, but it was a decision that ultimately paid off for him. He said,"I didn't know much about Louisville when I made the decision to attend, but in the end, it was one of the best decisions I could have ever made." 

For his part, NFL senior analyst Gil Brandt tweeted a Jan. 2 update which reads,"Can confirm Bridgewater will enter 2014 NFL Draft. Never really wavered. Decision was made months ago." 

According to Jeff Greer of The Louisville Courier-Journal, Bridgwater planned to mull over his decision in the aftermath of the Cardinals' 36-9 Russell Athletic Bowl victory over the Miami Hurricanes, where he went 35 of 45 for 447 yards and three touchdowns, per ESPN stats. 

He went back to his native city of Miami "to discuss his options with his mother and other close mentors and friends," Greer continues. 

Greer also points out the Houston Texans, who have the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, are in a good position to select Bridgewater, as he is a top candidate to go No. 1. Houston is in dire need of a capable play caller after its dreadful 2-14 2013 NFL season.

In addition, ESPN's Brett McMurphy cites his colleague Todd McShay, who rates Bridgewater -- who graduated in December with a degree in sports administration -- as the best quarterback prospect among the 2014 draft aspirants.  He is "the first member of his family to graduate from college," McMurphy adds.

With Bridgewater playing under center, Louisville tied a school record with 12 wins in the 2013 NCAA season. He threw for 3,970 yards and 31 touchdowns. He suited up in 39 games all in all for the Cardinals, finishing with 9,817 yards and 72 touchdowns -- finishing third in school history in both statistical categories, according to the Cardinals' official athletics website. 

Among the 21-year-old Bridgewater's collegiate accolades include 2011 Big East Rookie of the Year, 2011 Freshman All-American, 2012 Big East Offensive Player of the Year and 2012 Sugar Bowl MVP. 

 

 
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Vikings Roundup, 10/30: Progressions in the Pocket

Oct 30 2014 4:41pm CDT | Source: Minnesota Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s movement through the pocket helped the rookie go through his progressions in a 19-13 overtime win by Minn ...
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Coordinators Address The Media on Thursday

Oct 30 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner Q: What have you seen with Teddy Bridgewater and how he handles the hurry-up situations it seems like that’s when he’s at his best? A ...
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Ben Roethlisberger's Updated 2014 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 9

Oct 29 2014 7:36pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

In terms of fantasy quarterbacks, Ben Roethlisberger has been a revelation lately. But with his value on the rise, this might be the perfect time to find a trade partner for the Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller. His 522 passing yards were enough to make fantasy owners happy, but the absurd six touchdowns made those who benched him regret everything. Roethlisberger not only put up ridiculous numbers in Week 8 but actually set a fran ...
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Kyle Rudolph still sidelined at practice, fantasy owners will have to wait a while

Oct 29 2014 2:54pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Vikings' tight end hasn't played since Week 3 and did not practice on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications. Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (groin) did not practice on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling. Rudolph had 10 catches for 96 yards and a touchdown prior to being hurt in Week 3. Fantasy Impact: As a rookie, Rudolph held a lot of promise. He's big, athletic and has steady hands. Unfortunately he hasn't had a stable ...
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‘Two-minute Teddy’ living up to nickname

Oct 29 2014 1:46pm CDT | Source: Scout.com

Teddy Bridgewater is performing best in two-minute, hurry-up situations. He talked about that part of his game and his weekly grades ...
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Cordarrelle Patterson to practice all week, fantasy owners consider him probable

Oct 29 2014 1:26pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Vikes' most dynamic wide receiver tweaked his ankle in Week 8. We break down the fantasy implications. Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) is expected to practice the entire week and should be ready to play in Week 9, according to Vikings' beat writer Matt Vensel. Patterson managed six catches for 86 yards in the team's Week 8 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fantasy Impact: Patterson does a lot ...
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Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings: Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

Oct 29 2014 9:28am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings are both coming off huge road wins last week in overtime and will meet for the fifth straight year despite playing in different divisions. The Vikings have won three of the last four games between the teams both straight up and against the spread, but the Redskins have won in five of their past seven trips to Minnesota.Point spread: Redskins opened as one-point favorites; the total was 44.5 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored b ...
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Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 9: Injuries and potential replacements

Oct 28 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: SBNation

Fantasy owners might have lost Jordan Cameron for Week 8. Here's a quick-hit breakdown of the fantasy injuries. This week wasn't as bad as last week, but there are a lot of injuries to the running back position. Gio Bernard is the most notable of the injuries, while Doug Martin continues what has been a nightmare season for him. The wide receiver position featured some players that have been a bit more under the rad ...
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Teddy Bridgewater, Jerick McKinnon, Cordarrelle Patterson produce for fantasy in Vikings win

Oct 27 2014 8:10am CDT | Source: SBNation

Young players produced fairly well for Minnesota in an overtime win. We break down the fantasy implications. The Minnesota Vikings won Sunday, with a 19-13 overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That, combined with a loss by the Chicago Bears, brings the two teams into a tie for third place in the NFC North at 3-5. It's little consolation for the Vikings to just not be by themselves in last, but even the little things help. The Vikings hit a field goal as time expired i ...
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Vikings Rookies Carry Team in Overtime Win over Buccaneers

Oct 26 2014 4:48pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Minnesota Vikings were about to drop another game that they seemingly could not possibly lose. After giving up a fourth-quarter touchdown and trailing for the first time in the game, the team’s rookies came through in the clutch. Throughout the season, three of Minnesota’s first four 2014 draft picks have been satisfactory if not tremendous. Anthony Barr, Teddy Bridgewater and Jerick McKinnon were major catalysts to Minnesota pulling out the road victory. All three made imp ...
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